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Anything by Bukowski.
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crkme and prunisbment
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>>14010118
>>14010129
How do those match this feel? I'm looking for a novel which accurately portrays working class American drinking culture and sports fandom.
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>>14010140
Why would you possibly ask here?

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Is this letter /lit/ kino?
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We're pretending he's a tough guy for writing a letter when the attacks were due to him moving 50 soldiers away cuz Turkey asked.

I'm going to write a very strong letter to your manager! *wags finger*
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>>14007939
>>14007939
Very.

Best bit was Erodgen was refusing to meet Pence, saying he wasn't the correct level.

>Receives letter
>"On second thoughts, lets hear Electro out"
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>>14007939
>I've already given you a little sample
Lol, he sounds like a fucking Hollywood gangster
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>Lol why write a blunt letter to a foreign leader threatening dire economic consequences when you could just invade?
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>I WILL CALL YOU LATER

what are the best books to read while tripping on psychedelics (LSD)?
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>>14009419
I've done more than you, kid. Reading on acid is fun and no different than enjoying movies or music or a walk in the park. Not my fault you are too pseud to read when altered.
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>>14009906
>t. never actually went above 120 mcg
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>>14005999
do mushrooms, acid is for chumps
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>>14008775
This, kek'd
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>>14008875
Firstly I am >>14008810 and not
>>14009419
>>14009935

The vibe is harshed because there are far more interesting things to do at the peak of an acid trip than read. On a large dose my mind is racing much faster than I can read, and frankly there are many things that are more interesting to observe.
>He has mellow trips
If you're not bordering on maddness you're wasting drugs.

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When does Achilles stop being a little bitch? Diomedes has fought 3 gods already while Achilles has just been seething about the king taking his prize and imbarassing him in front of the army. He cried til his mommy consoled him ffs.
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>>14010070
You did alright, lad. Just stay away from Emily Wilson and you'll be fine.
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thersites did nothing wrong
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Let's not derail this into yet another Homer translation thread. Go to the archives if you want that. Everything has been said a thousand times already.
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>>14009881
>Clytemnestra: Leave this cunt to me!
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>>14009559
>When does Achilles stop being a little bitch?

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How do I start with Hellenistic Philosophy?
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>>14009642
I’m starting with The Republic. Don’t know if this is a good choice though.
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>>14010136
Add to them (most of those are romans):
Cicero
Lucretius
Seneca
Epictetus
Marcus Aurelius
Lucian of Samosata
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>>14009642

Socrates
Plato
Aristotle


Those are three great starting points. Begin with some of Plato's early dialogues, they are much less dense that Aristotle. I recommend The Crito, you'll hate the conclusion that it's trying to get you to agree with, but it's remained a hugely relevant work even in contemporary philosophy. There's volumes of stuff written in response to it.
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Read Parmenides and Zeno first and then go to Plato
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>>14010178
Start with Diogenes Laërtius, then read all those guys I told you in chronological order.

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Tell me, what's the point in reading Deuteronomy.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_e.Q8zbAZNNSE0?ie=UTF8&lid=3SUNRSNO8ZJ0B&ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_e.Q8zbAZNNSE0&ty=wishlist
>tranny porn star's wishlist
>includes book by marcus garvey, and civilization and it's discontents by sigmund freud
what are some other authors that only trannies read?
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>>14010250
You seem like you spend too much time thinking about trannies for someone who considers themselves to be heterosexual. Saged.
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This post, and whatever OP reads
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>>14010260
I don't, but of course you would assume I too am as insecure as you thanks to your projecting about my sexuality, so answer the question tranny.

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>incites in you a sincere belief in the divine
nothing personnel kid
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>>14009283
>n = 26
You can probably prove that angel exist an take the form of chickens with that sample size.
I remember a example in article on bias in psychology, which managed to "prove" people get physiologically and legally younger when listening to songs from their childhood.
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>>14009499
Serotonergic hallucinogens aren't really my thing. I did a very large variety some years back, and found the whole affair mediocre. I am however very interested in salvia divinorum extracts. They are an exceedingly intriguing experience, and serve as a vessel that you can experience truly alien qualia through. I keep a few grams of 100x in a drawer for times when I feel the need to break up the human experience, and I've found it to be a great catalyst for patting out new approaches to things.

I have a friend who, as a grad student doing data analysis, assisted in an experiment that discovered people who's first intoxicating experience is with salvinorin a are often deterred from experimenting with drugs ever again. The foreign nature of the experience is naturally repulsive and terrifying on a primal level, which serves well to prevent dependence and frequent usage. I really do believe it's the only worthwhile recreational drug.

Besides chili peppers, that is.

>>14009534
If this thread is still up later and I remember, I will certainly return to do so. I have been wasting a lot of time today and need to engage in some productivity for a while.
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>>14009779
I've tried salvia and I just can't get into it. There's no coherent thought during the experience like with weed, at least not any I can see being philosophically fruitful. How do you even beat those qualia into sense?
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>>14009794
It's important to note that salvia induces delirium, so it should be met with similar nonsense explanations.

The first time I smoked it, I would say I found nyarlathotep behind my couch cushions, and got the easter egg joke ending for reality.

I would describe my most recent experience as being ripped across the membrane of reality into the next. Over and over and over. In the non-existent gaps I swear I can see those mischievous things, striped tentacles and impossible flexible mouths, like unzipped zippers, curled in a grin. Each reality comes in and out with an impossibly short flicker, I am being forced through wick rotations and I notice the differences in each "frame", just ever so slight. It doesn't make sense, but then I listen to the things in the gaps explain it and I now see the story. I'm moving sideways through time, and it makes as much sense as moving backwards or forwards.

I may not remember the details of why it made sense, but I remember the qualia of how it made sense, and with creative liberty I can assign fictionalized meaning. The experience is what was important though, and it is as if I stopped thinking about things for a year and come back again. I now see my present occupations in a different light, and that's what is useful to me.
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>>14002746
lmao

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What book should i give to my sister as a present?
I wouldnt like it to be like im giving her homework.
Some light existential novel would be cool
Pls lit
Thanks
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Crying of Lot 49
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>>14009415
Ficciones?
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>>14009320
give her a good dicking for her bday.
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>>14010007
pic related
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cringe coomer
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>>14009637
good rec
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>>14009320
Mood Indigo, Boris Vian

Describe your city/town without actually naming it as a worsting exercise
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>>14005553
You seem unhinged
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>>14001098
Mayfair park checking in. Hello neighbor.
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>>14000932
Tallest boii in the western hemisphere.
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>>14001925
Scranton Pennsylvania
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Today I learned that /lit/ is full of Toronto fags.
Gross

>spend more time actually looking for books and discussing books that i havent than i do reading.
Anyone else know this feel
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I spend more time autistically researching book editions than reading them.
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>>14009501
Based
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>>14009501
Nope.
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>>14009501
Basically everyone here
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>>14009501
I spend more time on comparing prices than actual reading

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>the chief cause for the impending collapse of the world - the cause sufficient in and by itself - is the enormous growth of the human population: the human flood. The worst enemy of life is too much life: the excess of human life.
>The difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is a matter of perspective: it all depends on the observer and the verdict of history
>Jos kansan ääntä kuunnellaan, ei toivoa ole. Demokratia on kuoleman uskonto
>human brilliance manifests itself only in flashes, among rare individuals. For this reason, humanity as a whole is enormously destructive: the creation of something as devastating as Western culture, which is now allowed to spread throughout the world, offers sufficient proof of this fact
Was he right?
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>>14009092
nignogs fear the nature
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>>14008212
I'm Croatian and I support Finnish colonization of Africa, too.
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>>14008212
>>14009395
I always wondered who was behind those "BLEACHED" threads. Thanks guys
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>>14007924
It isn't though. Overpopulation is reducing global biodiversity, continually gobbling up forested land for agriculture, and leading to absurd population densities in many places (resulting in diluted standards of living and social atomization). In three decades, the total flying-insect biomass has dropped by ~80%, thought to be primarily caused by the habitat destruction and pesticide use of our agriculture.
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I'm gonna fight every nigger that's wants to take away my car.

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"Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature - that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance - and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell the truth."
"No, I wouldn't consent," said Alyosha softly.

What were Dosto's beliefs about morality?
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>>14009565
>n-no, i wouldn't onii-chan
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He's a good boy
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Anti-utilitarian, never pull the lever in the trolley problem.
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>>14009458
It's beyond the power of man to save man. If our salvation is ordained or preordained it can only be presided over by God. All we can do is conduct our busy work at the finite level, searching for meaning and living lives of productivity and virtue. These people who presume to place themselves in the role of God, to know the mind of God, in order to make some asinine judgement of him nonetheless view morality and purpose from man's eyes and with the pitiful mind of man.
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>>14009611
Human beings are hardwired to leave the trolley on course to kill one instead of many but then to try and reach and free that one person before the trolley comes, no matter how in vane.
I mean, the stupid hypothetical in and of itself is proof of our desire to save all and our propensity towards angst when we can't.

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What literature do you read to stop feeling bad for your welladjusted coworkers who to have to deal with you day to day while they talk constantly and insult each other comfortably?
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>>14010146
just realize that they don't really exist but are only archetypes of your own unconscious that present you with the problems you have to face for your own spiritual advancement.
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Some girl in my department is getting married and I’m supposed to go to some stupid bridal lunch and pitch in for a gift for her.
I find this preposterous and don’t feel like this is appropriate for work.
Thoughts/books for this feel?

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Why do English majors get a bad rep? I feel like my critical thinking skills, argumentation, work ethic from writing a bunch of papers have all skyrocketed over the past four years. I have attained a wider knowledge of a variety of different fields (philosophy, politics, ecology, psychology, anthropology, history, art, etc). I will admit a lot of my development was due to my own efforts reading and learning extra shit on my own time but being around and having discourse with academics and being around other people my age willing to learn has all been helpful to me. Take a STEMbug out of their specialization and they are all embarrassing and are obviously stagnant in their development.
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>>14008471
Yeah my shitty mid western college had a laughably bad English department. Are you European by any chance? I've heard literature studies at the university level over there are better.
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>>14010109
Even if you incorrectly believe this, literary analysis of fiction is half the fun of being an English major.
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>>14010124
Stop believing the Europhilic shit you read on the Internet.
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>>14010130
I agree that literary analysis is fun and intellectually stimulating. But do you know what's not fun or intellectually stimulating? Taking a class about a fake "historical event" and having a SJW professor use it as an excuse to shit on white males for a semester. Which is the exactly what you'll be getting if you take a holohoax class.
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>>14010141
In case you legitimately believe this, pretty basic lit review seems pretty clear that it wasn't fake. A good quote from Himmler back in 1943 that to me is basically undismissable:

>In the infamous Posen speeches of October 1943 such as the one on October 4, Himmler explicitly referred to the extermination of the Jews of Europe and further stated that the genocide must be permanently kept secret:

>I also want to refer here very frankly to a very difficult matter. We can now very openly talk about this among ourselves, and yet we will never discuss this publicly. Just as we did not hesitate on June 30, 1934, to perform our duty as ordered and put comrades who had failed up against the wall and execute them, we also never spoke about it, nor will we ever speak about it. Let us thank God that we had within us enough self-evident fortitude never to discuss it among us, and we never talked about it. Every one of us was horrified, and yet every one clearly understood that we would do it next time, when the order is given and when it becomes necessary.

>I am now referring to the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people. It's one of those things that is easily said: 'The Jewish people are being exterminated', says every party member, 'this is very obvious, it's in our program, elimination of the Jews, extermination, we're doing it, hah, a small matter.' And then they turn up, the upstanding 80 million Germans, and each one has his decent Jew. They say the others are all swines, but this particular one is a splendid Jew. But none has observed it, endured it. Most of you here know what it means when 100 corpses lie next to each other, when there are 500 or when there are 1,000. To have endured this and at the same time to have remained a decent person — with exceptions due to human weaknesses — has made us tough, and is a glorious chapter that has not and will not be spoken of. Because we know how difficult it would be for us if we still had Jews as secret saboteurs, agitators and rabble-rousers in every city, what with the bombings, with the burden and with the hardships of the war. If the Jews were still part of the German nation, we would most likely arrive now at the state we were at in 1916 and 17 [...]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Holocaust_denial#Order_and_responsibility


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